Guide to Thanksgiving

This year, leave the work to us: We’re offering organic and all-natural turkeys, made-from-scratch organic sides, single-serving meals, and locally-baked pies for your Thanksgiving table. Wheat-free and vegetarian options are available! For ingredients and pricing, head here.

Guide to Thanksgiving Kimberton Whole Foods

Turkey Basics

How are the turkeys raised?

We are offering turkeys from Koch’s Turkey Farm.

Koch’s turkeys are Certified Humane® and raised according to The Global Animal Partnership guidelines.

What is the difference between the “Natural” and “Organic” turkeys?

Koch’s Organic Turkeys are raised on 100% organic feed. All of the turkeys we offer never receive antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products as part of their diets.

Are the turkeys cooked or raw?

The turkeys are raw.

Are the turkeys previously frozen?

The turkeys are fresh, never frozen. 

How much turkey do I need?

The rule of thumb for buying turkey is 1 pound per person. This will allow for a generous amount of turkey plus some leftovers – if you really want to continue to enjoy your turkey in sandwiches and salads for a few days after the holiday, allow 1.5 pounds per person. 

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Turkey Roasting Guide

  • Remove your fresh turkey out of refrigeration; bring to room temperature no longer than 1 hour.
  • Season your turkey with salt and pepper, dried herbs, or use a butter rub under the skin.
  • You may choose to roast your turkey at a lower temp for longer time or higher temp for shorter time.
  • Using an internal thermometer is the safest way to determine if your turkey is done.
  • According to the USDA a turkey must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • In a 325 degree F oven, plan on about 15 minutes per pound for an un-stuffed bird. For stuffed turkeys, add another 15 minutes to the total cook time.
  • After removing from the oven, allow your turkey to rest at least 20 minutes before carving.

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How to reheat your KWF Sides

All dishes are fully cooked, and need only be warmed following the safe food handling practices outlined below. You’ll need a kitchen thermometer.

Traditional or Wheat-Free Stuffing  Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 25-35 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 45-60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 45-60 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Green Beans Almondine Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 tsp oil, then add green beans. Heat, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes, or until steaming-hot. (If you choose to omit oil, heat the beans in 2-3 tbsp water and cook until water has evaporated.)

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 30-40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 30-35 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Creamy Spinach with Butternut Squash Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 30-40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Creamy Mac and Cheese Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove lid from container. Cover with foil and heat for 30-40 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F.

Lemon Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf Serve cold or at room temperature.

Autumn Green Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing Toss salad with dressing and serve.

Wheat-Free Turkey Gravy Transfer gravy to an appropriately-sized sauce pan. Heat on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated to 165°F.

Orange-Cranberry Sauce Transfer to a serving dish and top with sliced oranges, if desired.

Single-Serving Meals: Remove plastic lid from container. Remove containers of gravy and cranberry sauce. Pour gravy over turkey or plant-based turkey. Place meal on a sheet tray and put in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until desired temperature is reached. Serve with cranberry sauce.